U.S. Sanctions Islamic State Coordinator of Paris, Brussels Attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Belgian soldiers and a police officer patrol in central Brussels, Nov. 21, 2015, after security was tightened in Belgium following fatal terror attacks in Paris the day before. Brussels was struck with an attack several months later. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

The U.S. State Department sanctioned on Thursday three Islamic State members, among whom it said was a leading coordinator of the Nov. 2015 Paris attacks and the March 2016 attacks in Brussels.

Mohammed Al Binali, who the State Department said left Bahrain in 2014 to join Islamic State and has appeared in multiple videos urging Bahrainis to join the terror group, was also designated.